Peter Kelly

Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2017
Martial Artist of the Year – Aikido

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2017
Martial Artist of the Year – Aikido

 Started Aikido in 1996 in Sydney NSW. Moved to Japan to train and study in 1997 and achieved Shodan in late 1998 in Japan.

Returned to Australia in April 2000, and disillusioned with the training and teaching in Australia, moved to Tasmania in 2002 to study Aikido in a more independent environment.

Later in 2002 went to an international seminar in Byron Bay where I met the founder of Aikido Yuishinkai and a direct student of the founder of Aikido for 13 years, Master Koretoshi Maruyama.

Opened my own dojo at the request of Maruyama Sensei in 2004 becoming the head instructor for Tasmania.

Traveled and acted as Maruyama Sensei’s main Uke at seminars from 2002 until present.

Was granted the rank of 7th Dan in Aikido Yuishinkai in 2012, and became an independent organization under the banner of Aikido Yuishinkai International.

In 2014, at the personal request of Maruyama sensei took over the role of Chief instructor of Yuishinkai Australia.

In 2015 named the Senior international instructor for Aikido Yuishinkai International and in 2017 awarded the rank of 8th dan in Yuishinkai Aikido and given the title “Dai Shihan” by Maruyama Sensei.

Peter has Dan grades in 3 separate styles of Aikido, as well as kyu grades in two other styles.

Peter is privileged to travel and teach Aikido and has taught both in Japan Australasia and Europe as Sensei Maruyama’s direct representative.